Bitterpan Wilderness Camp

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Bitterpan is hidden in the wide expanse of red dunes in the Kalahari, only accessible by 4x4 (no big 4x4’s such as Unimogs) from Nossob on a one-way route between Nossb and Mata Mata. It is a good idea to overnight in Nossob before traveling to Bitterpan, the route can take up to 2,5 hours (Twee Rivieren is 3.5 hours from Nossob). Check-in for Bitterpan is at Nossob.


Access roads are strictly for the use of its residents only and guests are to supply their own charcoal or firewood and water. No trailers allowed on this route. There are only 4 cabin at Bitterpan.The camp is  not fenced and there is a Camp Attendant on duty at all times.

  • Two-bed Reed Cabins each with 2 single beds, a bathroom across the room with toilet and shower. Access on a boardwalk to a fully equipped communal kitchen with a gas fridge/freezer and a communal braai area. Hot water comes from gas and lighting is solar powered.

Activities & Facilities

There are limited driving opportunities around this camp, there is an escape route to Moravet to go onto the open routes and back again. This camp is suitable for those who wish to relax on their little deck or the communal area and watch over the pan (with the most photographed tree in the park)There are NO convenience facilities at this camp such as fuel, or shop

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Rates & Pricing

Reed Cabin (RC2,RC2Z)
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Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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